Title: Repossession (The Keepers Trilogy #1)
Author: Rachael Wade
Genre: New Adult, Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic, Romance
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Skylla only knows that she has been kidnapped and held prisoner by the foreign invaders and their human allies. And that the world is ending. Or so the humans think. The invaders have made it clear that their arrival is one of hostile intent, and as their takeover spreads, so does the panic across the globe. No one knows how to defeat them, or if it’s even sane to try.
Jet, Skylla’s human captor, is up for the challenge, though. A traitor in Skylla’s eyes, he is working with them. But Jet has his own agenda; one that doesn’t include babysitting Skylla or helping the enemies. And as the human race struggles to keep the invaders from achieving their goal, Jet and Skylla’s paths collide to reveal the truth behind Skylla’s abduction.
The invaders are headed for the water. Jet is headed for the water. But that’s the last place Skylla wants to be. That’s where the future of humanity lies, and where the bridge to their yesterdays was burned. On a mission to take back what is rightfully theirs, Earth’s population is determined to make sure this isn’t the end. But some endings were never theirs to begin with.
*Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations, language, and mature subject matter*
The quiet drone of a train’s chugging grew louder as it approached but was still eerily muted, a graceful ghost passing in the night. Minimal light shone from the front car as Jet stepped forward to align himself with its path.
“How do we know where it stops?” I asked, positioning myself next to him.
“So we have to make a run for it.”
“You mean jump?”
“As in … jump onto a moving train.”
“This is crazy.”
“A dangerously disturbing level of crazy. No worries, baby.” He patted my shoulder with a smartass grin. “It’s just your area of expertise.” I narrowed my eyes at him, storing that one away for a future retaliation jab of my own.
Adrenaline spiked as the train grew closer, every nerve ending a live wire to the heart pounding violently in my chest. Jet grabbed my hand, glancing at my gun. “I’ll go first. Once I get a good grip, I’ll haul you up. Whatever you do, don’t stop running. And don’t let go.”
“I should go first,” I raised my voice to speak over the rumbling of the track. “You’re hurt. You’re going to need upper body strength.”
“I’m fine. Don’t fight me on this.”
Blood pounded hot in my ears, my heart rate jumping and hair blowing wildly around my cheeks as the train began to whizz by. The rush in my veins propelled me forward the moment I spotted an opportunity, and I launched into a controlled sprint. Springing upward, I lunged forward and latched on to the side of the car, the metal handle slipping beneath my sweaty grip. I shrieked and latched on harder, hearing Jet’s voice thunder behind me. The train’s vibrations rattled against my chest, sending my senses on high alert.
Clenching the handle until my knuckles hurt, I bit down on my lip to ease the tension and yanked hard to the right, feeling a heavy latch click and shift beneath my fingers. The door slid open and I hauled myself up and inside, grabbing onto the side of the frame to steady myself before flipping around to reach for Jet. He was running full speed after me, his arms pumping tight and sharp at his sides as he tore forward.
“Come on!” I yelled, extending one arm. It only took him a few seconds to catch up, his agile form sending his body off the ground and up onto the car before I could blink. With a loud shout, he clamped onto my arm, his other hand flying over his chest to cradle his gun. I was thrown onto my back with a thud before I knew what hit me, his body covering mine with a crash that left me seeing stars.
“Fucking crazy woman!” he shouted over the rail’s relentless roar, louder now that we were level with it. “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” His heat pressed into me, his arms caging me in as he stared down into my eyes, his nose aligned with mine.
“Fulfilling my sole purpose to drive you mad, it seems.” I couldn’t help it. The rush sent me sky-high and an explosive laugh escaped my lungs. I shook beneath him, my breath heaving against his chest.
“Damn it, Skylla!” He dropped his head as he gasped for air. “Seriously!” he added for effect, but there was nothing serious in his voice now. He was laughing too, just as deep, just as euphorically as I was, and I decided right then that the sound of Jet’s laugh was almost as sexy as his full lips and ripped body.
“Wanna go again?”
“You’re reckless. I can’t even look at you.”
“You’re crushing me.”
His head lifted, those blue eyes settling on me as his laughter slowed. “You deserve it.”
My hand shifted and found his injured hip; my fingers brushed the bandage through his shirt. He flinched. “And you need to admit when you need help.”
Pushing himself up, he rolled off me and sat back on his heels, wincing and gripping his side, his lips pulling back and teeth visibly grinding with the motion. I sat up and scooted forward, mindful of the gaping railcar door. I reached up and slid it shut, slamming it with a loud grunt until I felt it lock into place. The loud rumble of the wheels hitting the track was muted now, but the rattling hum still thumped away from outside, filling the dimly lit car with a shaky buzz.
“I’m fine,” he said.
“Fine. Play it your way. I’m going to see if I can find you some medicine.”
I helped push him backward to prop him against the wall, peeling his backpack from his shoulders first. “Try and rest, I’ll see what I can find out.”
“I’m not letting you wander around these cars alone. Not fuckin’ happening.”
“If you don’t rest and get medicine for that wound soon, I’ll be stuck wandering everywhere alone. That ointment won’t cut it. You’re going to need antibiotics. It’s starting to get infected.”
His gaze snapped up to mine and held my stare. “Finger on the trigger.”
“Fire on your mark.” I smirked.
Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she's not writing, she's busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.
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And now let’s learn a little more about the author from the interview she graciously provided.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
When I was a kid, probably around 2nd grade. I was obsessed with movies and words. I was drawn to storytelling and was always imagining things, dreaming about scenes and characters.
How long did it take you to write your book?
All of my books are different. It generally takes me about 2 months to write the first draft, then it goes through the revising process and editing, so another month, sometimes more. It just depends. Some of my books were written within 3 weeks, and others over the course of a year.
What genre is your book? What made you choose to write in that category?
I write romance and science fiction, all within the New Adult and Adult categories.
What was your work schedule like when you were writing?
I seem to write better at night. Usually when I’m working on a book, I write for hours a day, nonstop, until I reach my word count goal or meet my deadline.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Hhhmm I have no clue. I do need music when I’m writing and I like to have tea or a glass of red wine while I write, too.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
So far, I ‘ve written mostly about places I’ve actually been or visited, or know someone who has been there, so I draw information and research from those sources. I do general fact checking via internet research or talking to someone who has experience in a particular area.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
As of right now, I’ve written nine—eight novels and one novella. I’d say Love and Relativity is my favorite so far.
Are you currently working on another book? If so, is it part of a series or something different?
Yeah, I’m working on a few books. Right now I’m wrapping up edits on Declaration, the last book of the Preservation series, and I’m working on Always and Foreverland, a New Adult romance, as well as Restitution, the 2nd book in the Keepers Trilogy.
What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I love movies, concerts, and theatre. Also, anything outdoors. I love nature, just spending time outside with our dog and taking walks, dreaming about my next story.
What does your family think of your writing?
They’re very supportive of what I do, and I love them for it.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books?
That’s a good question. I guess that I’m very human. That I struggle with the same things people all over the world do. That I’m not perfect and that I don’t have to be.
Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Believe in yourself. No matter how cheesy that might sound or how tired that advice is, it’s true. You have to believe in yourself to succeed. If you don’t know how to, find a support system. That system can be one person, whether it’s a teacher, a friend, a neighbor—just someone who sees your potential and loves you for you. Work hard, be classy, be respectful. Don’t give up.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say
I’m very fortunate to hear from my readers often via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. They let me know if they read one of my books, what they thought, or will sometimes ask questions about the next book or one of the characters. Sometimes they just want to say hey and chat about everyday stuff. It’s very humbling and it literally makes my day. Every tweet, Facebook message, and e-mail reminds me I have the best job in the world.
What do you think makes a good story?
Drama. Conflict. Passion. Pain. Mundane circumstances and extreme circumstances. Emotion. If something makes a reader feel, it’s a good story in my book.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to write, sing, act (which is funny because I’m pretty shy) or be a killer whale trainer. I always wanted to work with marine animals. I did pursue a career with animals before I became a writer and loved every second of it.
Are you self published or do you have a publisher? If self published, what made you decide to go that route?
I’m self-published. The decision was an easy one for me. I was curious if it was possible to do it myself, and I knew I’d have control over my own work that way. I also love traditional publishing, though. My poetry was published traditionally in literary magazines before I chose to self-publish my novels. Both indie and traditional publishing have their pros and cons.
Do you have a website, fan page, blog or twitter we can pass on to your fans?
Yup, you can find me here:
Where can your books be found? Please list Your author page from amazon and links to your books anywhere else they can be purchased. thank you
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Rachael-Wade/e/B005EUR0A4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/rachael-wade?store=allproducts&keyword=rachael+wade
Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RachaelWade
Thank you for having me! J